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EAPA Committees

In the Organisational structure of the EAPA there are seven bodies:

  • General Council Assembly
  • Executive Committee
  • Directors’ Group
  • Technical Committee
  • Health & Safety Committee
  • Environment Group
  • Asphalt Plant & Equipment Manufacturers Group

General Council Assembly

The General Council Assembly of Members is the ultimate decision making body of the Association. It determines the general policy lines to be adopted by the Association in order to achieve its goals.
 

Executive Committee

The members of the Executive Committee are elected by the General Council Assembly.
The Executive Committee (the Board of Directors of the Association) ensures that the General Council Assembly decisions are implemented. It works for the realization of the association's objectives, represents the Association in relation to third parties, manages the association's funds, prepares the budget and reports to the General Council Assembly.  It has a maximum of seven members and a minimum of five, drawn from a balance of the larger and smaller member associations.  The Executive Committee elects the President and Vice president, each serving for a period of two years.
 

Directors’ Group

Directors’ Group consists of representatives of the Members and Associate Members directly involved in the production and/or laying of asphalt.
The Directors’ Group advises on the preparation of the agendas and notices of the General Council Assembly and generates the general policy positions of the Association for approval by the Executive Committee and General Council Assembly, as required.
It also maintains supervision of any Working Groups established by the Executive
Committee.
 

Technical Committee

The Technical Committee is a platform to collect, exchange and promote knowledge, best practice understanding and information about asphalt and it is a forum to discuss issues of common concern related to technical issues.
 
The goals of the Technical Committee are to:
  • promote / improve the image of the asphalt paving industry in Europe.
  • promote innovative measures and best practice to improve the asphalt paving industry in Europe.
  • monitor new legislation and regulation and challenge these when necessary
  • prepare position papers and political statements
  • prepare Best practice documents
  • develop strategies to take on the challenges for the asphalt industry in the future.
  • contribute to developing European asphalt standards
  • promote new developments such as WMA and higher levels of asphalt recycling

Health & Safety Committee

 
The Health & Safety (H&S) Committee is a platform to collect, exchange and promote knowledge, best practice understanding and information about health and safety issues related to asphalt production and asphalt paving and it is a forum to discuss issues of common concern regarding H&S ssues.
 
The goals of the H&S Committee are to:
  • promote innovative measures and best practice to improve the working conditions and the health and safety conditions of all employees in the industry
  • improve the image of the asphalt paving industry in Europe.
  • monitor new legislation and regulation and challenge these when necessary
  • prepare position papers and prepare political statements on HSE issues

Environment Group

The Environment Group is a platform to collect, exchange and promote knowledge, best practice understanding and information about environmental aspects of asphalt production, asphalt paving and asphalt pavements and it is a forum to discuss issues of common concern related to environmental issues.

 

The goals of the Environment Group are to:

  • promote the effective and sustainable use of asphalt
  • promote innovative measures and best practice to improve the environmental aspects of asphalt production, asphalt paving and asphalt pavements
  • monitor new legislation and regulation and challenge these when necessary
  • prepare position papers and prepare political statements on environmental issues
  • stimulate of the use of the latest technology and innovative products. 

Asphalt Plant & Equipment Manufacturers Group

The Asphalt Plant and Equipment Manufacturers Group is a platform to collect, exchange and promote knowledge, best practice understanding and information about asphalt production, asphalt paving and asphalt compaction aspects and it is a forum to discuss issues of common concern related to these aspects.

 

The goals the Asphalt Plant and Equipment Manufacturers Group are to:

  • To collect, exchange and promote knowledge, best practice understanding and information about asphalt plants and equipment used to pave and compact asphalt.
  • To provide a forum to discuss issues of common concern
  • To promote / improve the image of the asphalt paving industry in Europe.
  • To promote innovative measures and best practice to improve the asphalt paving industry in Europe.
  • To monitor new and coming legislation and regulations and challenging these when necessary
  • To prepare position papers and prepare political statements
  • To prepare Best practice documents / recommendations
  • To develop strategies to take on the challenges for the asphalt industry in the futureTo give recommendations to the Health & Safety Committee, Environment Group and Technical Committee regarding their field of activities. 

Additional information

 
EAPA, presenting of the manufacturers of bituminous mixtures and the companies engaged in asphalt road construction and maintenance in Europe, is a platform for discussing opportunities and challenges for the sector.
 
Many issues, not only infrastructure and the need to ensure the quality, sustainability and durability of the paved facilities, but also different health- safety -environmental issues are crucial for the road asphalt industry.
 
Through its committees EAPA is working on subjects such as health studies, the inplemention of REACH issues, EU ETS ,Waste Framework Directive ,Green Public Procurement (GPP), Carbon Footprint , Energy Reduction, etc.
On the technical side the items are Warm Mix asphalt, Low Temperature Asphalt, Long-life Pavements, Durability of surface layers, recycling, etc.
 
EAPA is represented in several CEN-committees working on European Standards. It takes part in several European Research and Development Programmes (e.g. FP7 and Horizon 2020 Programmes of the European Commission), maintains a close relationship with the European Commission and the European Parliament and engages in regular discussions and meetings with the other like-minded organisations.

 
 
 
 
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